Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Woo Hoo for an Award!

I was just kindly tagged with "The Versatile Blogger" award by Masked Mom.  The requirements of this amazing award are that I list 7 things about myself, and that I pass the award along to a bunch of others.  By a bunch, I mean probably a bigger number than I have on my "blogs I read" list but I'll give it a go. 

First things first:  here's my award!

Now here are my seven things:

1.  I haven't a clue what I'm doing with this blogging thing, besides my fingers chasing my stream of consciousness.  This post includes two firsts - my first attempt to "link" a blog or a post, and my first attempt to paste in an image.  I'm definitely learning as I go along.

2.  I have been in the midst of a "what do I want to be when I grow up - because it sure ain't THIS" crisis for about eighteen months now. 

3.  I dreamed of having something like Facebook for decades - where I could pop on, look up people that floated through my brain and see where they are and what they are doing, with no pressure whatsoever to insert myself into their life.  I love it.

4.  I am a very grateful person, and I have no trouble listing a hundred ways in which I am blessed every day of my life.  Which is saying something since I'm also a terrible pessimist who tries to hide by calling myself a realist.

5.  I swear like a sailor, and I enjoy it most of the time.  And count myself lucky that my kids have not followed suit...yet...

6.  In my dreams, I can sing like a Broadway star.  At best I am a solid chorus singer with a limited range, but when I am alone in my car, I have been known to pretend otherwise.

7.  I hope one day to spend 3-6 months a year in a house-with-a-view on the island side of Puget Sound. 

Thanks again Masked Mom for the award!  It brightened my day immensely.  I will do the awarding it forward tonight.


  1. Re: "Growing up..." I find that I am growing older, and gently growing outwardly, despite a daily walk up to Blue Rock (45 minutes round trip), but I do not seem to be growing "up." If I thought there were any evidence to support it, I would content myself with growing inwardly, and call it macaroni.

  2. I'm with you on numbers 2,4, and 6. And I have my East Coast girl's version of #7. The coast of Maine calls to me. Too bad I live 500 miles from there at the moment. :)

  3. Ah, the coast of Maine - I want to see that place someday..... I , too, want to live at the ocean - the Pacific, please - but that it a whole post of its own.... one that I have been writing in my head for a few weeks now. One day - maybe over the holiday break from work - I will get it on the blog.

    I am with you on #6 except you have to trade out singer for painter -- I paint as if I were an artist when really I am a kid playing with the paint - but. hey, it makes me happy! And, as for #5, damn! I swear too but I have to stop that as I am letting things slip out at work (on a middle school campus) that might get me in trouble sometime - truth is, though, those words only slip out when I am sitting with sullen or pissed off kids who use the language all the time - "bonding" moments with edgy adolescents.

  4. I would love to see the northeastern coast - I have never been to the Atlantic except a weekend trip to Myrtle Beach SC a few years back. I expect I would love Maine too. There is something about the Pacific Northwest though - I think I posted about it previously? -that makes me long for it.


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